Invasions
An invasion is a military offensive in which large parts of combatants of one geopolitical entity aggressively enter territory controlled by another such entity, generally with the objective of either...
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Sept 8, 1941-The Siege Of Leningrad Begins
On September 8, 1941, German forces closed in around the Soviet city of Leningrad, initiating a siege that would last nearly 900 days and claim the lives of 800,000 civilians.
'Aristotle's Tomb' Discovered By Archaeologist
A Greek archaeologist believes he may have discovered Aristotle’s tomb. Konstantinos Sismanidis excavated the birthplace of the ancient philosopher in northern Greece in the 1990s, and now thinks that...
8 Surprising Facts About Alexander The Great
Perhaps the greatest military genius of the ancient world, the warrior-king Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 B.C.) conquered territories stretching from Greece to Egypt and through present-day Turkey...
Afghan response to hospital bombing is muted, even sympathetic
The changed tone comes as Afghan leaders growing increasingly anxious over next year’s U.S. withdrawal.
Bones Of Philip Of Macedon Identified
The famous "Tomb of Philip" is not after all the tomb in which the remains of the legendary king Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, were laid to rest. Another adjacent well-known tom...
Mystery Of The Knights Templars: Protectors Or Treasure Hunters On A Secret Mission?
The Knights Templars were a secret society whose true purpose remains a mystery or is at least vigorously debated among scholars and historians to this day. The Templars left behind many clues of the...
The Bay of Pigs Invasion
On the night of April 16th and 17th, 1961, 1,400 armed men on board a flotilla of small boats and landing-craft approached Bahía de Cochinos (Bay of Pigs) on the southern coast of Cuba. ‘Brigade 2506’...
Cavers find treasure from era of Alexander the Great in Israel
Spelunkers in a cave in Israel stumble across silver coins and jewelry dating back thousands of years.
Mystery deepens over ancient tomb - Independent.ie
Controversy surrounds the excavation of an ancient tomb in Greece which a leading archaeologist had suggested could be linked to the family of Alexander the Great.
Alexander the Great - Ancient History
Alexander the Great recognized as one of history's greatest military leaders subdued the Persia Empire and spread Greek Culture to the Near East and Mesopotamia.
The destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria
Alexandria, one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, was founded by Alexander the Great after his conquest of Egypt in 332 BC.  After the death of Alexander in Babylon in 323 BC, Egypt fe
Top 10 Ancient Military Commanders
A list of top 10 ancient military commanders, their military achievements and legacy.
Death of Tamerlane
In January the Scourge of God caught a cold. One of history’s most brutal butchers, now perhaps in his seventies, had set out with an army 200,000 strong from Samarqand, his capital, to try conclusion...
Greece Amphipolis: 'Five bodies' at Alexander-era tomb
The human remains found at the Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis in Greece belonged to at least five individuals, the culture ministry says.
Speculation Rages About Dead in Greek Mystery Tomb
At least five corpses lay buried in the Alexander the Great-era tomb in Greece, deepening the mystery around the massive burial.
Greco-Persian Wars
The Greco-Persian Wars (also often called the Persian Wars; Ancient Greek: τὰ Μηδικά) were a series of conflicts between the Achaemenid Empire of Persia and Greek city-states that started in 499 BC a...
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Alexander the Great
Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégas from the Greek: ἀλέξω alexo "to defend, hel...
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Punic Wars
The Punic Wars were a series of three wars fought between Rome and Carthage from 264 BC to 146 BC. At the time, they were probably the largest wars that had ever taken place. The term Punic comes from...
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Roman invasion of Britain
The Roman conquest of Britain was a gradual process, beginning effectively in AD 43 under Emperor Claudius, whose general Aulus Plautius served as first governor of Roman Britain (Latin: Britannia...
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Arab conquests
According to traditional accounts, the Muslim conquests (Arabic: الغزوات‎, al-Ġazawāt or Arabic: الفتوحات الإسلامية‎, al-Futūḥāt al-Islāmiyya) also referred to as the Islamic conq...
Migration period
The Migration Period, also known as the Völkerwanderung ("migration of peoples" in German) or Barbaric invasions, was a period of intensified human migration in Europe often defined, from the period w...
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Viking invasions
The Vikings sailed most of the North Atlantic, reaching south to North Africa and east to Russia, Constantinople and the Middle East, as looters, traders, colonists, and mercenaries. Vikings under Lei...
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Norman invasion of England
The Norman conquest of England was the 11th-century invasion and occupation of England by an army of Norman, Breton, and French soldiers led by Duke William II of Normandy, later William the Conqueror...
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The Crusades
The Crusades were military campaigns sanctioned by the Latin Roman Catholic Church during the High Middle Ages and Late Middle Ages. In 1095, Pope Urban II proclaimed the First Crusade with the stated...
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Mongol invasion of China
The Mongol invasion of China spanned six decades in the 13th century and involved the defeat of the Jin dynasty, Western Xia, the Dali Kingdom and the Southern Song, which finally fell in 1279. The M...
Mongol invasion of Europe
The Mongol invasion of Europe in the 13th century was the military effort by the Mongols to invade and conquer Eastern Europe and Central Europe. It involved the severe and rampant destruction of East...
Mongol invasion of Europe - Wikipedia
Tamerlane
Timur (Persian: تیمور‎ Timūr, Chagatai: Temür, Uzbek: Temur; died 18 February 1405), historically known as Tamerlane (Persian: تيمور لنگ‎ Timūr(-e) Lang, "Timur the Lame"), was a Turko-Mon...
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Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire
The Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire was not just one of the most significant events in the Spanish colonization of the Americas but also in world history. Although the conquest of central Mexico ...
Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire - Wikipedia
Japanese invasions of Korea
The Japanese invasions of Korea comprised two separate yet linked operations: an initial invasion in 1592, a brief truce in 1596, and a second invasion in 1597. The conflict ended by 1598 in a militar...
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